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Holy Saturday! A tribute to benefit the Great Lakes in cocktails and song and more

Holy Saturday! A tribute to benefit the Great Lakes in cocktails and song and more

An Environmental Party and Roan & Black opening on Saturday in Michigan and then back to Merrillville for a splendid, even intimidating buffet at Innsbrook Country Club in Merrillville. The weather looks divine.--- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

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Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, April 17, 2014

Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, April 17, 2014

Chester Gregory comes home to reprise his role as Jackie Wilson in a one-night tribute production at West Side and Bartlett's in Beverly Shores starts Third Thursday with Johnny V music nights.--- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am
How I got a chalkboard wall

How I got a chalkboard wall

"I was looking for something else on Pinterest" is the simplest explanation of how I got a chalkboard wall. But my willingness to completely ignore adequate sleep requirements while following pins leading entirely away from my original search is typical of how I’m likely to come across an id…

April 10, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Mystery, music and meat pies are in the air this weekend

Mystery, music and meat pies are in the air this weekend

The mystery dinner lives at Lake Michigan College while Ivy Tech gets groovy tonight; Miller Bakery Cafe hosts Save the Dunes benefit wine-and-food-tasting and Pure Michigan has a meat pie recipe.--- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

April 10, 2014 10:00 am
Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, April 10, 2014

Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, April 10, 2014

Bistro 157 will close soon (sniff), Blue Chip Brewfest marks year 4 in Michigan City and Harbor Shores Grille and Golf starts the 2014 season.--- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

April 09, 2014 12:00 am
The Appetites of Spring: What are you eating this weekend?

The Appetites of Spring: What are you eating this weekend?

Fresh seafood everywhere including Cafe Borgia in Munster, Lazy Perch in New Buffalo and fresh raw oysters at Bartlett's. Also Hot Chicken at Parsons and Gibson's for sliders are on the season's menu.--- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

April 03, 2014 10:00 am
Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, April 3, 2014

Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Round Barn in Baroda is one of 50 "Michigan Companies to Watch," Michigan City's SSAA throws a banquet tomorrow and enthusiastic tree planters, with work gloves and spade shovels, are needed at Meadowlark in Valpo next weekend for a "reforestation."--- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher a…

April 02, 2014 12:00 am
Preview the good (weather) life in Porter County and Michigan this weekend

Preview the good (weather) life in Porter County and Michigan this weekend

Grand Rapids' Cottage & Lakefront Living Show, the herald of the Lake Michigan Shore season, has what you have been fantasizing about for the last 16 weeks. Head east to DeVos Place for all things from floor plans to fine wine. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

March 27, 2014 10:00 am
Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, March 27, 2014

Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, March 27, 2014

Congratulations to director Glenn Hering and lead actors Ric Heath, Matt McCann and Kevin Doler, also Caroline Rau Geldernick and numerous others in the cast and orchestra in 4th St. Theater's production of Sweeney Todd.--- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

March 26, 2014 12:00 am
Snow-Stoppers: Spring hits the ground with celebratory events along the Lake

Snow-Stoppers: Spring hits the ground with celebratory events along the Lake

An action-packed fundraiser in Three Oaks on Saturday, next weekend the rites of spring for Save the Dunes followed by food and beverage soirees that are strictly about eating and drinking.--- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

March 20, 2014 10:00 am
Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, March 20, 2014

Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, March 20, 2014

PNC hosts a couple of adventurous musical events this weekend with performances by International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) musical group, the first ever Box Factory Follies in St. Joe and edgy art and birding at Fernwood Gardens in Buchanan. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor…

March 19, 2014 12:00 am
Whiskey and craft brew are trending for Lake Michigan Spring

Whiskey and craft brew are trending for Lake Michigan Spring

Irish whiskey recipes for St. Patrick’s Day that double as seasonal harbingers and an official opening for an anticipated craft brewery that unofficially opened last year. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine. 

March 13, 2014 10:00 am
Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, March 13, 2014

Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, March 13, 2014

Behold a handful of off-cycle events scheduled in the next seven days that deserve attention including glass artistry in Chicago and Benton Harbor, along with the dazzling annual Chicago Flower and Garden Show. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

March 12, 2014 12:00 am
Irresistible event at Green Turtle Cay in the Bahamas March 26

Irresistible event at Green Turtle Cay in the Bahamas March 26

After a severe test of Paczki-avoidance, Diva Days are upon us and Chef Jean Joho devours the beach at Green Turtle Cay in a few weeks. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine. 

March 06, 2014 10:00 am
Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, March 6, 2014

Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, March 6, 2014

Dramatic developments in the wake of the Oscars in Miller Beach on Saturday, First Friday fest in Michigan City bounces to life and at the Box Factory, St. Patty's Day arrives early. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

March 05, 2014 12:00 am
Oscar night and Mardi Gras score a weekend food fest with movies

Oscar night and Mardi Gras score a weekend food fest with movies

Red carpet treatment at Ciao Bella, movie night at Vickers with Philomena and Inside Llewyn Davis and NB Mardi Gras jazz brunch with Bunny Fisher and David Lamm.--- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

February 27, 2014 10:00 am
Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, February 27, 2014

Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, February 27, 2014

Three special art exhibits this weekend plus a buy-one-get-one-free offer at the Towle Theater in downtown Hammond, plus fast forward to a dueling pianos concert coming up at Bethel. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

February 26, 2014 12:00 am
Reflections on grocery shopping and hold the bacon please

Reflections on grocery shopping and hold the bacon please

Look for the March-April Shore Guide to Great Eating (and Drinking) out now. Even more reflections on bacon and the new way we shop for groceries.--- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

February 20, 2014 10:00 am
Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, February 20, 2014

Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, February 20, 2014

The weekend meltdown gets underway tonight with NWI Dancing with the Stars competition in Merrillville and a shout-out to size zeroes to grab those stilettos and head to Indian Summer in Chesterton on Saturday. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

February 19, 2014 12:00 am
A documentary, an ice-carving festival and chocolate-covered Saturday

A documentary, an ice-carving festival and chocolate-covered Saturday

In addition to chocolate and an ice-carving fest, if you want to get slightly serious, catch an independent filmmaker’s attempt to figure out the true meaning of Black History Month at the Box Factory tonight.--- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

February 13, 2014 10:00 am
Binge-Watching and the Big Thaw for Valentine-Presidents Weekend

Binge-Watching and the Big Thaw for Valentine-Presidents Weekend

Imagining multi-course chef's choice romantic meals worth indulging and to binge or not to binge on Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright and especially my fave Kate Mara in House of Cards.--- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

February 13, 2014 10:00 am
Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, February 13, 2014

Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, February 13, 2014

This is a mixed-up weekend full of pent-up energy for love and romance, re-scheduled events and special Presidents Day shopping sales. To prove my thesis I'm going to NYC for a wedding. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

February 12, 2014 12:00 am
Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, February 6, 2014

Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, February 6, 2014

Three hundred people on the street in downtown St. Joe; Mark Spenser’s Fences has been extended until Sunday and Chicago Lighthouse throws a benefit for programs for visually-impaired children at the DeLux Bar & Grill in Chicago. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

February 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Chilly weather, chili cookoff

Chilly weather, chili cookoff

As we brace for yet another round of the polar vortex, why not whip up a batch of chili to put some spice in your routine? --- Kathleen Dorsey, Managing Editor, Shore Magazine.

January 30, 2014 10:00 am
Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, January 30, 2014

Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, January 30, 2014

Blizzards and storms may have cut into my meeting and party schedule, but the silver lining is long stretches of unanticipated time to read books, like a glutton, including selections from Carl Sandburg, James McBride and Solomon Northrup. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Sh…

January 29, 2014 12:00 am
More antidotes for cabin fever, wine deals and Valentine's Day coming up

More antidotes for cabin fever, wine deals and Valentine's Day coming up

A bite-and-sip warm-up party in the gallery at South Shore Arts on Tuesday, white sale extraordinaire at Tabor Hill and 18th Street successfully roasts a pig in spite of lake effect snow. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

January 23, 2014 10:00 am
Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, January 23, 2014

Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, January 23, 2014

I am keeping calm and carrying on through the snow to the dunes and back to civilization, slowly. This creates thrilling determination to make the weekends count. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

January 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Snow

Snow

I-80/94 is a virtual parking lot Tuesday as snow slams parts of Northwest Indiana.

January 21, 2014 6:20 pm
Snow

Snow

Ridge Road and Broadway in Gary looks like a mini I-80/94 with stopped traffic Tuesday as snow falls in parts of Northwest Indiana.

January 21, 2014 6:21 pm
Damn the snowpedoes, full speed ahead!

Damn the snowpedoes, full speed ahead!

Snow showers are forecast but this is one big weekend for eating and drinking around the Lake from Indiana to St. Joe and probably beyond, but let’s not get ridiculous!---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

January 16, 2014 10:00 am
Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, January 16, 2014

Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, January 16, 2014

The ice and snow appreciation edition has info on re-scheduled, re-rehearsed and re-emerging self-improvement projects, warm-up exercises and back-to-school specials. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

January 15, 2014 12:00 am
Snow buirial followed by meltdown creates a rising tide of chili

Snow buirial followed by meltdown creates a rising tide of chili

Snow burial gives way to a media cornucopia of soup, chili and other hot and hearty fare all over the Lake Michigan region. My best advice is try to stay with a group.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

January 09, 2014 10:00 am
Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, January 9, 2014

Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, January 9, 2014

Eat, drink and support the arts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday this weekend as the beneficent arts supporters of the Lake Michigan world rise up from under a blanket of melting ice and snow. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

January 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Moroccan Elk Stew and a few new brews from 18th Street

Moroccan Elk Stew and a few new brews from 18th Street

Celebrating the opening of elk-hunting season in Michigan with a stew recipe and perhaps grabbing a growler of craft brew at 18th St. Brewery in Miller.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

January 02, 2014 10:00 am Photos

Photos

Intro: An artist creator of gigantic mosaics brings Bead Town to NWI in winter

Intro: An artist creator of gigantic mosaics brings Bead Town to NWI in winter

Stephan Wanger was lately in Natchitoches, Louisiana discussing a Bead Town promotion in honor of the city’s status as the oldest city in the Louisiana Purchase. Natchitoches was established in 1714 by Louis Juchereau de St. Denis, who diplomatically named the town after a local Indian tribe…

January 02, 2014 5:00 am Photos

Photos

Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, January 2, 2014

Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, January 2, 2014

Upcoming parties take planning now. If you were snowed in for New Year's, there chances to party coming up on the calendar, so fire up that tablet and take note. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

December 31, 2013 12:00 am
A few observations about eating and drinking around Lake Michigan

A few observations about eating and drinking around Lake Michigan

In winter it's impossible to ignore the visuals and this season is the perfect opportunity to visit wineries, restaurants and breweries that will be SRO in June.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

December 26, 2013 10:00 am
The best, the worst of entertainment in 2013

The best, the worst of entertainment in 2013

By Pat Colander

December 25, 2013 4:00 pm Photos

Photos

My Own Special Year in Review, Thursday, December 26, 2013

My Own Special Year in Review, Thursday, December 26, 2013

I still have not gotten around to reading the Harry Potter books or even Cuckoo's Calling, but you have to have goals for 2014 besides just going to the health club more often. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

December 24, 2013 12:00 am
Purdue food scientist has hopeful thoughts about the benefits of nuts

Purdue food scientist has hopeful thoughts about the benefits of nuts

There is a study going on at Purdue to find out if snacking on delicious pecans, almonds, brazils and even peanuts is healthful enough to warrant the calories.--- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

December 19, 2013 10:00 am
Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, December 19, 2013

Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, December 19, 2013

If you haven't yet managed the Santa line at Macy's, you have an option; also holiday concerts this weekend in Michigan. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

December 18, 2013 12:00 am
Part 2 of the never-ending holiday cookie walk

Part 2 of the never-ending holiday cookie walk

My grandson Teddy, his mother Annalise and I spent hours rolling out dough, baking, icing and decorating with M&Ms. Teddy made hearts, trees, gingerbread men and stars.--- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

December 12, 2013 10:00 am
Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, December 12, 2013

Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, December 12, 2013

The traditional holiday pops concert at the Star Plaza tonight and on Saturday, a Michigan beer party celebrating The Michigan Beer Film in Three Oaks. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

December 11, 2013 12:00 am
A couple of grand parties following a Shore cookie day

A couple of grand parties following a Shore cookie day

Shore has no choice but to have a cookie day, the annual Grand Party at Customs Imports is tonight and on Sunday, Santa, along with kindie band Poochamungas!, hosts the Teddy Bear Tea at the Marina Grand. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

December 05, 2013 10:00 am Photos

Photos

Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, December 5, 2013

Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, December 5, 2013

Stained glass became seriously and widely popular this year: see evidence in Michigan City and downtown Chicago this weekend, also non-profit museum and gallery stores are great for one-of-a-kind gifts.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

December 04, 2013 12:00 am
Legendary Chef Jean Joho makes an exception in November

Legendary Chef Jean Joho makes an exception in November

Chef Joho's only un-American ingredient, house-made ginger drinks at the Big Bowl and award-winning chili at Miller Bakery Cafe. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

November 27, 2013 10:00 am
Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, November 28, 2013

Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, November 28, 2013

Enjoy guiltless and creative local shopping in NB and St. Joe; seasonal live theater at Royal George in Chicago and Pete Seeger event in Miller Beach.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor.

November 27, 2013 12:00 am
Julee Rosso wrote classic cookbooks and then opened a B&B in Saugatuck

Julee Rosso wrote classic cookbooks and then opened a B&B in Saugatuck

Julee Rosso and her co-author wrote a cookbook, well, two cookbooks really, that continue to be a must-have for everyone I know who cooks. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

November 21, 2013 10:00 am
Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, November 21, 2013

Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, November 21, 2013

The starting bell of the holiday season, John Cain's Holiday Reading at South Shore Arts, officially sounded on Tuesday around 1 pm, when the Executive Director began reading "A Jug of Silver," a Truman Capote short story.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor.

November 20, 2013 12:00 am
Winter at Carmella's MB Marketplace means brunch inside and sandwiches to go

Winter at Carmella's MB Marketplace means brunch inside and sandwiches to go

Last Sunday afternoon coming home from a family party I needed to pick up a few things at the store, but didn't want to leave the neighborhood. Then I remembered I didn’t have to. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

November 14, 2013 10:00 am
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